HUSEYIN RASIT

huseyin.rasit[at]yale.edu

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2020 - 2021. Predoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

EDUCATION

  • 2014 - Present. Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Yale University

    • Dissertation: Ideology and Politics: Emergent Political Formations in the 21st-Century Middle East

    • Committee: Julia Adams (Co-chair), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Co-chair), Ronald Eyerman

 

  • 2017. M.Phil., Sociology, Yale University

    • Field Exam: “Revolutions and Revolutionary Struggles.” - Distinguished

 

  • 2016. M.A., Sociology, Yale University

 

  • 2011 - 2014. M.A., Political Science, Sabanci University

    • Coursework completed, thesis not defended

 

  • 2004 - 2009. B.Sc. with Honors, Computer Engineering, Bogazici University

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, State-Building, Ideologies, Middle East Studies, Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Social Theory

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • 2020. Rasit, Huseyin and Alexander Kolokotronis. “Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava.” Globalizations 17(5):869-883.

 

  • 2020. Rasit, Huseyin. “Imperialism, Revolution, and the Desire to Lecture the Kurds: How Should We (Not) Analyze U.S.-Kurdish Relations.” Pp. 225-41 in Kurdish Autonomy and U.S. Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change, edited by V. Eccarius-Kelly and M. M. Gunter. New York: Peter Lang.

 

  • 2020. Rasit, Huseyin. “Competing Revolutionaries: Legitimacy and Leadership in Revolutionary Situations” – Under review

 

  • 2017. Rasit, Huseyin. “Not Another Story of Failed Liberation: Tensions in Bashur and Rojava in the Light of the Referendum,” openDemocracy

 

   Work in Progress

 

  • 2020. Rasit, Huseyin. “An Integrated Theory of Ideology” - Article

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

  • 2020 - 2021. International Security Program Fellowship, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, $34,000

  • 2018 - 2019. Yale MacMillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship, $18,000

  • 2018 - 2019. DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grant, €8500

  • 2018. Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, $15,000 - with Jonathan Wyrtzen

  • 2018. U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Grant, $10,000 – with Jonathan Wyrtzen

  • 2018. Yale MacMillan Center International Travel Grant, $750

 

  • 2017. Yale Graduate Student Community College Teaching Fellowship, $3000

  • 2017. SSHA Graduate Student Travel Award, $500

  • 2017. CAMP Grant, Sociology Department, Yale University, $500

  • 2016. Smith Richardson Foundation International Security Studies Fellowship, $3,000

  • 2016. Yale MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Grant, $2,000

  • 2005 - 2009. Honor Scholarship, the Office of the Prime Minister of Turkey, $20,000

HONORS

 

  • 2016 - 2018. Kanter Fellow, Rosabeth M. Kanter Fellowship, Yale University

  • 2011 - 2013. Teaching Fellowship, Sabanci University

  • 2009. Honors, Bogazici University

SELECTED CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

 

   Conference Organizer

 

  • 2018. Interdisciplinary Conference on Kurdish Politics and Societies, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

   Panel Organizer

 

  • 2019. “Ideologies and Political Formations.” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • 2019. “Ideologies, Political Formations, and Conflict in Kurdistan.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

  • 2017. “Syrian Kurds: Contesting Boundaries.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

   Presenter

 

  • 2020. “An Integrated Theory of Ideology.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

  • 2019. “A Tale of Two Kurdistans: Ideological Structures and Political Formations in Kurdistan-Syria and Kurdistan-Iraq.” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • 2019. “A Tale of Two Kurdistans: Ideological Structures and Political Formations in Kurdistan-Syria and Kurdistan-Iraq.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

  • 2019. “Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava.” Historical Materialism Athens Conference, Panteion University, Athens.

  • 2018. “Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava.” Historical Materialism Annual Conference, SOAS, London.

  • 2018. “Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 2018. “Competing Revolutionaries: Legitimacy and Leadership in Revolutionary Situations.” Comparative Historical Sociology Mini-Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 2018. “Competing Revolutionaries: Legitimacy and Leadership in Revolutionary Situations.” Interdisciplinary Conference on Kurdish Politics and Societies, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

  • 2017. “Vanguards of Anti-Statism: Anarchism, Leninism, and the Ideological Search for a New Mode of Public Power in Rojava.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

  • 2017. “Competing Revolutionaries: Legitimacy, Leadership, and Strategy in Revolutionary Situations.” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Montreal.

  • 2017. “One Ethnic Group, Two Revolutions: Kurdistan-Iraq and Kurdistan-Syria in Comparative Perspective.” Kurdish Studies Summer School, Kurdish Institute, Paris.

  • 2017. “One Ethnic Group, Two Revolutions: Kurdistan-Iraq and Kurdistan-Syria in Comparative Perspective.” Rethinking Revolutions Workshop, LSE, London.

  • 2016. “An Ethics of Violence Based on Practice: The Rojava Revolution in Syria.” Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Kurdish Politics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

  • 2016. “An Ethics of Violence Based on Practice: The Rojava Revolution in Syria.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

  • 2016. “Collective and Discursive Identities: Toward a Realist-Constructionist Theory of Identity.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • Yale University (2016 – Present)

Instructor

  • Political Sociology (Summer 2020)

  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory (Summer 2018)

Teaching Fellow

  • Social Policy and the Politics of Inequality in the United States (Spring 2018)

  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory (Fall 2017) – Guest Lecturer

  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory (Fall 2016) – Guest Lecturer

 

  • Yale Young Global Scholars (2019)

Lead Instructor (Summer 2019)

  • International Affairs and Globalization

  • Politics, Law, and Economics II

  • Politics, Law, and Economics III

  • Gateway Community College (2017)

Part-time Acting Instructor

  • Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2017)

 

  • Sabanci University (2011 – 2013)

Teaching Fellow

  • Introduction to Social and Political Sciences (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

  • Comparative Politics, Teaching Fellow (Spring 2012)

  • Political Economy, Teaching Fellow (Fall 2011)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

  • 2019-2021. Graduate Student Coordinator of Political Violence and Its Legacies Workshop, Yale University

 

  • 2018. Organizer of Interdisciplinary Conference on Kurdish Politics and Societies. Yale University, April 6-8.

 

  • 2017. Yale Certificate of College Teaching Preparation

 

  • 2016. Philosophy of Social Sciences Graduate Student Seminar, Tacoma

NON-ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

                                               

  • 2010 - 2011. Software Engineer, Banksoft, Istanbul, Turkey

 

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

                                               

​Stata, Java, C++, C

LANGUAGES

 

Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), Kurdish (Intermediate)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association, Middle East Studies Association, Social Science History Association

REFERENCES

Julia Adams

Professor of Sociology

Yale University

julia.adams[at]yale.edu

 

Jonathan Wyrtzen

Associate Professor of Sociology

Yale University

jonathan.wyrtzen[at]yale.edu

Ronald Eyerman

Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Yale University

ronald.eyerman[at]yale.edu

 

Kristin Plys

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Toronto, Mississauga

kristin.plys[at]utoronto.ca

CONTACT:

Huseyin Rasit


Yale University

Department of Sociology
PO Box 208265

New Haven, CT 06520

huseyin.rasit[@]yale.edu

© 2020 by Huseyin Rasit